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Mauna Kea-Summit & Stars

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Last night, we had an amazing experience! We went to the summit of Mauna Kea! We watched the sunset, had an astronomy presentation, looked through high-powered telescopes, and stargazed.

The terrain in this area is moon-like. So much so, that NASA tests the moon rovers in this area. We summited to 14,000 feet to watch the sunset. Many countries have telescopes in this area, and our guide explained each one.

This area is sacred and altars lie at the summit.

We were treated to seeing the Southern Cross constellation, not visible in Illinois. Our guide showed some basics stars important for traditional sea travel before our high-tech equipment.

A fantastic way to close our amazing travel course! A Hui Ho, Hawaii Islands! (Until we meet again!)

McKinna & Claire, our two Junior Nursing majors.
Sunset at the summit!
Fantastic photo bomb!!! Love this shot.
Pele’s sister, Hi’iaka, greets us.

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